Bachelor of Arts in Business

Purpose of the Program

The Bachelor of Arts in Business (BAB) curriculum provides the basic skills and foundation for a student to function as a Business Administrator, be it in a Faith-Based, Not-for-Profit, or Secular Business setting. The curriculum provides for both academic review and practical application to facilitate the student’s program experience, with an emphasis to prepare the student for work in the world of Business both within the United States and Internationally. The BAB is offered entirely online although many courses may be fulfilled in resident study. The program requires courses in the following areas: Orientation, General Education, Bible and Theology, Business, and electives which may be used to establish a specialty in areas in areas such as Life Coaching, Christian Education, or Church and Non-profit Administration. The program is for the following:

  1. Christian workers in positions where an undergraduate business degree will allow entrance into a marketplace vocation or lay ministry which would not otherwise be possible;
  2. Those who wish to gain further knowledge in the areas of General Education, Business, and biblical/theological studies; and
  3. Those who desire to apply for future admission to a graduate program.

 

The degree calls for students who demonstrate a potential for ministry, a faithful commitment to the Word of God, a heart for Christian service, and the personal discipline necessary to complete degree requirements. The academic prerequisite for this program is a high school diploma or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 2.3 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must have read and signed that they are in agreement with and will uphold the Doctrinal Statement, that they will abide by the Biblical Code of Conduct, Academic Code of Honor, Drug and Alcohol Policy, Payment Policy, and all other academic and financial policies. Additional requirements can be found on the Application for Admission.
  1. Understand and apply the fundamentals of business practice such as economics, accounting, finance, and management;
  2. Effectively analyze business markets and develop and implement new business ideas, ventures, and/or ministries based on market analysis;
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the critical issues related to corporate structure, operations, taxes and laws as they pertain to both for-profit and non-profit entities;
  4. Demonstrate competency in the execution of complex tasks through effective project management;
  5. Exhibit confidence and skill communicating complex business ideas, analysis, and strategies through the use of various media; and
  6. Begin leadership and management careers of service in Christian ministry or the secular business world.
Orientation (5 Hours)
CLO 100 College Life Orientation 5
General Education (70 Hours)
Humanities (20 hours)
ENG 100 Introduction to Academic Writing 5
ENG 102 English Composition 5
COM 101 Speech Communication 5
PHI 100 Introduction to Critical Thinking 5
Social Sciences (20 Hours)
GOV 101 U.S. Government 5
PSY 101 General Psychology 5
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 5
GOV 240 U.S. Constitution 5
Natural Sciences (30 Hours)
CIS 101 Introduction to Computer Science 1 5
CIS 102 Introduction to Computer Science 2 5
MAT 100 Principles of Mathematics 5
BUS 247 Introduction to Statistics 5
ECN 201 Microeconomics 5
ECN 202 Macroeconomics 5
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Bible and Ministry (20 Hours)
CS 102 Christian Studies Overview 1 5
CS 102 Christian Studies Overview 2 5
BT 220 Essential Biblical Doctrines 5
BT 225 Bible Study Methods 5
Business (60 Hours)
BUS 210 Introduction to Accounting 5
BUS 300 Business Communications 5
BUS 310 Business Ethics 5
BUS 320 Principles of Management 5
BUS 330 Marketing 5
BUS 340 Finance 5
BUS 400 Managing Organizations 5
BUS 410 Managing Financial Resources 5
BUS 430 Business Law 5
BUS 440 Human Resources Management 5
BUS 450 Strategic Planning/Organizational Change 5
BUS 490 Business Integration and Analysis (Capstone course) 5
Interdisciplinary/Specialty Electives (25 Hours) 25
Total Hours = 180

Note: Students wishing to use this degree as the foundation for eventual graduate studies or for vocational opportunities or advancement should check beforehand with their graduate school of choice or current or potential employer to determine the applicability of this degree to meet those goals.

 

Program Application

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